Review: mother!

Director: Darren Aronofsky Stars: Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer From its fiery beginning in which a feminine form is engulfed in flames through to Jennifer Lawrence's nameless Mother waking up and pointedly addressing an off-screen someone, "Baby", Aronofsky shows his audience the kind of ride this is going to be. It's there every step … Continue reading Review: mother!

Review: The Counsellor

Full disclosure upfront: my favourite author is Cormac McCarthy. Suttree. Blood Meridian. All The Pretty Horses. The Crossing. There's four masterpieces right there. Give me time and I'll make cases for Outer Dark and The Road too. As an aspiring writer, his is the level of ability I measure my own attempts against, and its no wonder I find … Continue reading Review: The Counsellor

Why I Love… #57: No Country For Old Men

Year: 2007 Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen Stars: Josh Brolin (Llewellyn Moss), Tommy Lee Jones (Sheriff Ed Tom Bell), Javier Bardem (Anton Chigurh), Kelly Macdonald (Carla Jean Moss), Woody Harrelson (Carson Wells), Garret Dillahunt (Wendell) Genre: Crime Thriller / Literary Adaptation It's only been six years since the release of No Country For Old Men, … Continue reading Why I Love… #57: No Country For Old Men

Review: To The Wonder

The Tree Of Life, Terrence Malick's audience-splitting 2011 Palme D'Or winner, was the man's fifth film in a 40 year career. For those watching who look forward to seeing what he comes up with next, patience is a prerequisite. Inevitably then, the arrival of To The Wonder a short 18 months on has led many to approach … Continue reading Review: To The Wonder

Review: Skyfall

Sam Mendes’ last film was my favourite of his by far; 2009’s small, simple and altogether beautiful Away We Go. It was a delightful little film that saw the A-list director scaling back and reaching for the heart. Who could’ve predicted his next project would be taking the helm of one of mainstream cinema’s biggest … Continue reading Review: Skyfall